Indian FTR1200

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Dean Ohlin, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Inner City Elite

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    Way outta my league, but...

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    ...19" front wheel, 150mm suspension travel, 115nm, 220kg dry, looks like it might have the makings of a good gravel road blaster in the right hands.
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  2. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    15117_2-m_m_y-Ducati-Scrambler-800-Desert-Sled-2018.jpg Hasn't Ducati already made one of them?
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  3. Dean Ohlin

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    Fancy...another bike of vaguely similar appearance from a different manufacturer. How could anyone ever think that would work?
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  4. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    That looks like it could be fun. I like it.
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  5. Vertical C

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    Pity it's not a 700 or 800cc hopefully they can do something about the heat off the bike
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  6. Liberator

    Liberator Been here awhile

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    Ya, I'd be way more into one if it were lighter and more or an ~800cc
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  7. Big Willy

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    Indian Dave?

    Are you high or what the? :hmmmmm
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    If it was an 800 and lighter and....well it wouldn't be this bike.
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  10. gateman

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    Looks to me like it has some ground clearance to work a good bash plate from. Nice barwork relative to its intended market and it suits the bill.
    I like this Indian.
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  11. Oldfatbeerman

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    I went into my local dealership that handles Indian sales and service today , the salesman told me the 1200's will be available Jan - Feb 19 depending on wharf movements and the like and will Start at $21 K up to around $25 K for the top of the range , exact pricing will likely depend on exchange rate at time of wholesale payment by the importers I'd expect . He did say there has been quite a lot of interest since the release was advertised , 3-4 inquiries per day has been his average ....... and there are several sales men in the dealer ship .
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    Interesting that all the hipster bike builders build street tracker style bikes and the manufacturers sit up and take notice and start building them.

    If we could just get the hipsters to build rally bikes and post them all over social media we might get the unicorn bike.
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  14. Dean Ohlin

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    and we'd probably end up with a '74 CB35O twin in a suspiciously lightweight Buell Ulysses set-up
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    crash n bern Long timer

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    Well we would have to educate them on the correct criteria.
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  16. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Or a 350 four......now that would sound horn.
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    Indian are marketing these 2 bikes as relatives :hmmmmm , about the only thing I can see in the above pic that is similar is the rear tyre , everything else has significantly different appearance ......... The marketing is more than just a tadd far fetched :confused ?
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  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That carbon fibre heat shield must be worth a minimum 10 grand discount for uglificating a once decent bike. Fark me, that's ugly as.

    Whoever owns it (I suspect the marketing department, myself) needs to tighten that chain too.
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    I saw this locally built Indian at the Swedish Dirt Track finals in Malmö on saturday...

    It ran in the "Hooligans" street tracker class... it was pretty big and cumbersome on the 440m speedway oval... to be honest. :1drink
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  20. Sol Erzenberg

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    The standard 1133cc Scout gets 12.2 in the quarter so the FTR1200 would be a lot of fun.:ricky
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